Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood would like to announce that his office has received five new sheriff’s patrol vehicles recently. Sheriff Wood states that the patrol vehicles his office had been using are older vehicles with an average of 162,000 miles on them. These older vehicles were costly to maintain with several break downs and repairs being done to keep these vehicles on the road for the county.
Sheriff Wood approached the Meigs County Commissioners about leasing new cruisers through the state bid and Commissioners Mike Bartrum, Tim Ihle, and Randy Smith agreed to enter into the lease program to obtain new vehicles for the sheriff’s office and along with Sheriff Wood, using forfeited drug money, was able to purchase five new police package cruisers, one being a 2014 Dodge Charger and the other four being 2015 Ford Interceptor Utility vehicles that are all wheel drive.
The last new vehicles that were purchased by the County Commissioners for the sheriff’s office was back in 1998 when five new Ford Crown Victoria’s were purchased for the sheriff’s office after several cruisers were red tagged and parked for being unsafe.
Sheriff Wood would like to thank the Meigs County Commissioners for their assistance and cooperation with providing his office better vehicles to serve the citizens of Meigs County.